If there had been a rating for "Better than Average" I would have used that. I stayed at the Jackson Lodge for 4 - two night stays this June and early July. Always in the "Deluxe" Cabin #122. The first two times my husband was with me (I book-ended a trip to LA with two business trips to the area.) This place is nothing special to look at on the outside - I selected it because of Trip Advisor input from others, and because I just didn't want to stay at a chain hotel. Cabin 122 is one of several duplex cabins (sharing a long wall.) Every time, there were guests next to us, but the rooms were still very quiet. You have a small front porch with two plastic chairs and a side table. Inside, a one bedroom apartment, really, with a full (but dated) kitchen, a dining area with a table and four chairs, a huge bedroom with King Sized bed and large closet, a living room with a TV and a gas fireplace, and a smallish, dated bathroom with one of the lowest shower heads (he is 6'-2") we have ever encountered. Off the dining area was a small concrete patio with more plastic chairs. The internet was fast and free, and there were sufficient wall plugs.
The (somewhat noisy) air conditioner in the front room worked very well (it was over 100 degrees). In the bedroom, there is a ceiling fan. We left the air on, ran the fan and were comfortable. The "breakfast" was minimal, and pedestrian. Bagels and pastries from the local grocery store - "served" in their plastic bags; a bowl of apples and bananas; coffee and cocoa. There may have been some dry cereal, I don't recall.
What I loved about this place is that it is Roomy, and has many of the comforts of home. I travel a lot and appreciate being able to cook for myself, or have stuff in a fridge that I don't have to kneel in front of to get into. It felt like coming home (because I wasn't walking into the bed room!)
The first time we visited, we had dinner out, but brought a nice bottle of Amador County Zinfandel (try the Folie a Deux Zin. It's made in Napa from old vine grapes grown in Amador County.) back to our "room" and sat out on the side patio under the dark night sky. Lovely.
I have to go back to the are in August for a total of three nights, and I will stay here again, in 122, if it's available.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Jackson Lodge features 28 spacious, rooms and 8 fully equipped, one bedroom cabins, a year round heated pool, lawns, trees, and landscaped grounds. We are situated 1/4 mile north of downtown Jackson on the quiet hillside, below the highway. Continental Breakfast is included in our beautiful fireplace lobby. We are constantly upgrading and pride ourselves in absolute cleanliness and a staff that really cares about your experience. Free Wi-Fi., AAA approved. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Jackson Hotel Jackson
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